2007 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 23, 2008

WAV Group 2007 Mid Year Technology Report Jun-22-2007 – WAV Group 2007 Mid Year Tech Update – now available for download

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2006 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 22, 2008

WAV Group 2006 MLS Technology Survey Report Dec-21-2006 – WAV Group 2006 MLS Tech Survey Report – available for download WAV Group 2006 Mid Year Tech Update Jun-01-2006 – WAV Group 2006 Mid Year Tech Update now available Telecom Lifecycle Management Apr-25-2006 – To receive a copy of our new whitepaper “Telecom Lifecycle Management” click here…

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2005 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 21, 2008

WAV Group 2005 MLS Technonolgy Survey-Summary Report Dec-06-2005 – WAV Group 2005 MLS Tech Survey Report – Available for Download WAV Group 2005 Transaction Management Adoption Study Aug-19-2005 – WAV Group 2005 Transaction Management Adoption Study-Available for Download WAV Group 2005 Mid Year Tech Update Jun-16-2005 – Wav Group 2005 Mid Year Tech Update – Available for Download

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2004 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 20, 2008

WAV Group 2004 MLS Tech Survey Report Oct-15-2004 – WAV Group 2004 MLS Tech Survey Report 2004 Mid-Year Tech Update Jun-01-2004 – For a copy of the 2004 Mid-Year Tech Update click here!

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Santa Barbara company zhiing.com has launched their new website. WAV Group partner, Victor Lund consults with zhiing on online marketing. The zhiing product is designed to send text messages to your friends along with your location.  It works best on smartphones like iphone and blackberry, but is unique in that it works on all phone across all networks in the USA and Canada.  It makes giving friends directions easier. The […]

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Great idea from Tom Kunz, CEO Century 21

by THE WAV GROUP on October 17, 2008

I was socialzing with friends of mine who operate 10 Cenutry 21 offices along the Central Coast of California.  Thier spirts where high, which impressed me given the challenges facing brokers and agents today.  Fortunately for us, all is not lost in this unique corner of our Nation. I asked them about being a Century 21 Franchise, and how that helps them.  They responded in unison with acclaim “Tom Kunz just gave […]

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LeadingRE Launches Cutting-Edge Video Program

by THE WAV GROUP on October 14, 2008

Contact: Stephen Schweickart / Realty Video USA / 866.720.0204 / Stephen@RealtyVideoUSA.com LeadingRE Launches Cutting-Edge Video Program Video content tool helps LeadingREs 700 firms tap into the power of Internet Video CHICAGO (10/09/08) Enabling their members to take advantage of the rapidly growing trend in real estate video, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate network, has named Realty Video USA™ as its newest vendor associate […]

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Frogpond Report previewing NAR Convention in Orlando

by THE WAV GROUP on October 13, 2008

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Evolution from Talk to Text in Real Estate

by THE WAV GROUP on October 13, 2008

“Evolution from Talk to Text” read the headline today in the New York Times today. Yesterday there was an announcement on TechCrunch about Verizon raising their SMS fees 15% According to Nielsen Mobile, the typical subscriber sent or received 357 text messages compared to 204 phone calls. Here are some more Nielson Stats from Q2, 2008: 43 Million US mobile subscribers use mobile internet 33 Million receive text alerts 32 […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Trulia.com, the best place to start a real estate search, has created a new business development group to form partnerships with Multiple Listing Service (MLS) providers. The move is in response to growing interest from MLSs and the Association of REALTORS® who want to ensure their members’ listings are available and accurately represented to consumers searching for real estate online. Trulia offers […]

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Marilyn Wilson Voted one of the top 50 women in real estate

by THE WAV GROUP on September 29, 2008

I would like to congratulate WAV Group partner Marilyn Wilson for being selected as one of the top 50 women in real estate.  Her thought leadership and work ethic make for an enormous contribution to the WAV Group and thier clients.   Thanks to the ActiveRain and Steven Swanepoel for producting the list of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in leadership roles in the Real Estate Industry. Congratulations to […]

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Rapattoni launches MLS access security without Tokens!

by THE WAV GROUP on September 26, 2008

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., September 26, 2008 – Rapattoni Corporation announced today that it will implement advanced technology from RSA to enhance the fraud detection capabilities of Rapattoni Secure Logon and to make the security experience more convenient for its users. Based on PassMark device identification technology, which provides the “know your customer” rule used in online banking, this technology offers customers even more security assurance than traditional hardware tokens. RSA® […]

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Pieces of GMAC real estate arm have been sold

by THE WAV GROUP on September 24, 2008

Although no information is being reported on Pacific Union, Koneng and Strey and other company owned offices – much of the empire has been sold. NEW YORK (Associated Press) – A unit of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. said Tuesday it is buying the real estate arm of GMAC Financial Services for undisclosed terms. The Toronto-based asset manager’s Brookfield Residential Property Services will buy GMAC Home Services LLC from GMAC Residential […]

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For years FNRES has maintained one of the largest data aggregation operations in the real estate industry – Internally code named DAGG.  DAGG is believed to be among the top three MLS feed management teams, joined by Wolfnet and eNeighborhoods. Although it is unclear exactly how many listings are being processed by these firms, our sources indicate that they have eclipsed 5 Million listings representing nearly 98% of all listings in […]

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Real Estate Advertising leads declines at Gannett

by THE WAV GROUP on September 16, 2008

Business has been going badly for for publishers throughout the real estate industry. Perhaps the hardest hit have been newspapers. Overall, Gannett reported that Real Estate advertising was down 40% over 2007. By comparison, employment was down 33% and Automotive down 21%. Perhaps more telling is that circulation revenue is also down in line with declines in advertising. What is not clear from the Gannett August release is the cause. […]

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Blip.fm inspires thoughts of buyer and seller networks

by THE WAV GROUP on September 13, 2008

Social Networking is entering the real estate market place casually.  It seems that for many agents and brokers, participating in these networks is “nice to have” not “have to have.”  It is understandable.  Aside from a few dozen isolated examples, social networking has not generated much new business for real estate practitioners. Today I learned about a new social network titled blip.fm.  It allows people to become DJs, sharing music […]

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New online tool is a huge success so far with Connecticut agents and their buyers and sellers. Listingbook™ announced today that it has launched its system in Connecticut, with the Greater Fairfield County Consolidated MLS (GFC CMLS), expanding the ever growing footprint of Listingbook deployed across the nation’s leading MLSs.  Listingbook is a freeimum service – free to the MLS and members for baseline VOW services, and a small fee […]

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MLSPIN pumps up data center to improve system performance

by THE WAV GROUP on September 8, 2008

Hyper-V and Melio clustered file system enable real time infrastructure for the largest Multiple Listing Service in New England. Sanbolic announced that MLS Property Information Network, Inc.(MLSPIN) has deployed Melio clustered file system in conjunction with Microsoft Hyper-V for their new data center. By allowing virtual servers running as file and web servers to concurrently access shared data on SAN storage, Melio FS enables the data center to dynamically respond […]

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The Power of Blogs and the issue of listing accuracy

by THE WAV GROUP on August 29, 2008

The WAV Group blog and website is normally visited by 1,500 to 2,000 people a day – mostly people download our industry white papers or come here to read our blog. On August 22nd, something unusual happened.  Leading technology blog Tech Crunch ran a post about the differences between IDX powered listing websites and feed powered websites.  As a result, our combined blog and website traffic jumped to over 20,000 visitors!  […]

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